38. BOOK A TICKET
While Dubai has long been considered a glamorous and exotic destination, it has never been known as a fashion hub. As the local art and architecture scenes mature— the opening of the Dubai Design District last spring created an official nucleus for the up-and-coming creative class—a new generation of Middle Eastern fashion designers is taking root. Labels to remember are Fatema Fardan, House of Nomad and Taller Marmo, a finalist alongside Tanya Taylor at this year’s
International Woolmark Prize in New York.